Book Review, William M. Wiecek, the Birth of the Modern Constitution: The United States Supreme Court, 1941-1953 (Cambridge Univ. Press. 2006)

Law Library Journal. Vol. 99, 2007

40 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2007

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Brannon P. Denning

Samford University - Cumberland School of Law

Abstract

This is a review of William Wiecek's contribution to the Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States. Wiecek attempts to rehabilitate the reputation of the Stone-Vinson Courts (especially the latter), making the persuasive case that constitutional law as we know it today owes a debt to the work of those courts and that the period was not a tedious and futile entra'acte between the demise of the old order and the constitutional renascence that occurred during the Warren Court.

Keywords: Wiecek, Warren Court, Stone Court, Vinson Court, Supreme Court, Holmes Devise, Korematsu, Brown, Dennis, free exercise, free speech, first amendment, establishment clause

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Denning, Brannon P., Book Review, William M. Wiecek, the Birth of the Modern Constitution: The United States Supreme Court, 1941-1953 (Cambridge Univ. Press. 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=990674

Brannon P. Denning (Contact Author)

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